Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
21st Illinois Infantry
11 A.M. September 20, 1863
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-670.)
Location. 34° 54.679′ N, 85° 15.833′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road one mile south of Viniard Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take the second right when the trail splits) north of the main path. This marker can also be reached from the Brothernton Field.
In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (here, next to this marker); 38th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); Johnson's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Davis' Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis' Division, McCook's Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); 35th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This is a standard Illinois marker built in 1898. It is a 2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. It marker the units location in September 20, 1863, at 11:00 am.
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. 21st Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 12, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.